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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
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Athena, Oregon, August 30, 1929
THE FIRE HAZARD
An editorial writer says a black
spot on the record of American pro
gress and prosperity is fire waste.
For two years, since the high mark
of over half a billion dollars was
reached in 1926, losses have declined,
an indication that fire prevention
work is bearing fruit. Yet we have
the greatest per capita loss of any
country in the world. The tragic part
of the waste is that at least eighty
per cent of all fires are preventable
and inexcusable. We sacrifice thous
ands of lives and millions of dollars
in property, merely because of care
lessness or ignorance. Fire preven
tion organizations, both public and
private, have labored untiringly to
instruct the people in the menace of
fire and the means of prevention. It
is a common occurrence for losses to
greatly decrease during the annual
"Fire Prevention Week," only to rise
again when the period is past. Fire
is the most hopeless and terrible of
all wastes. Property and lives des
troyed can never be completely re
placed. And the indirect loss, in time
and business and employment, is inestimable.
Adverse growing conditions in
early season, is attributed as being
the principal cause for the short
bean in the Athena neighborhood.
During the latter part of May and the
fore part of June, cold, wet weather
retarded growth of the plants
On the higher ground south of Ath
ena and on the foothill ranches, the
yield is much better than on the low
er wheat lands, where the plants are
smaller and the pods not so well fill
ed. Tim McBride's statement that
"soil which will grow garden truck
will produce beans." seems to be vari
fied in results that have been demon
strated by the experimental crop
grown here this season by the Eick
hoff Products company, and next
year's soil selection may be on high
er lands, exclusively.
The Oregon State Board of Health
has asked of the physicians outside
of Tortlnnd to become health officers.
The campaign of getting ready for
school ia a co-operative movement be
tween the physicans of the state and
the parents of the school children.
The bonrd points out that thirty-five
children died of diphtheria in 1928;
most of the defects were correctable;
all of the cases of smallpox could
have been prevented; there was no
need for the deaths from diphtheria;
these are the dangers that the pre
school child must face; all' children
should receive preventive treatment.
Every school child should be examin
ed for defects; every school child
should be protected against diphtheria
Trust are not the bogy man they
once were and those who don't be
lieve it can have a look at J. P. Mor
gan's new $450,000,000 power com
bination. A final opinion by the New
York state attorney-general, render
ed to 'Gov. Roosovelt, says the com
bination was formed without violat
ing any state law. As far as that
state is concerned, the big merger of
power companies is legal. Trusts
aren't the terror to government they
once were, it seems. Not in Now
An exchange taking capitalism for
an editorial text, concludes with the
assertion that capitalism forwards
democracy in that it encourages pri
vate initiative to the extent that yes
terday's newsboy is today's million
aire. Well, er, not exactly. A news
boy would have a helluva time pene
trating the armored crust of a num
ber of "public utility" concerns wo
have been reading about.
. A Hood River resident the other
day informed the News that his
brand new car had been Btruck by an
old vintage model of some kind; that
the old car was worthless and the
owner broke, and ho wanted the News
to tell him what to do about it Tho
News promptly suggested that he
buy himself a cigar and forget all
promise. However, the Review is of
the opinion that usually in a case
like this it is the home brew itself
that commits breach of promise.
Independent Republican and Demo
cratic senators will endeavor to put
a crimp in the proposed tariff meas
ure at the coming session. Sure
enough. There always has been and
there always will be scrapping over
the tariff, and it makes no difference
whether a schedule on sugar is to
be considered or not.
It appears to us that the ladies can
put about as much pep in an air
derby as the men fliers do.
The softest job in the world?
Picking blooms off a century plant,
Here's to the Portland Ducks; long
may they swim!
Four-wheel brakes, non-shatterable
glass and steel bodies have made the
automobile one of the safest vehicles
in the world. The manufacturers are
doing their part to safeguard the
riding public. Now if lawmakers and
courts will hogtie the reckless driver,
we'll be able to go somewhere once
in a while.
Trucks and buses have been speed
ing over Idaho highways 50 and 60
miles an hour, in some instances
crowding passenger cars into tho
ditch, bo the secretary of state has
instructed patrolmen to pinch the big
vehicles found exceeding 45 miles an
hour. Passenger cars come before
trucks and buses in Idaho hereafter.
The Jefferson Review finds that a
Michigan judge decided that when a
woman engaged to marry, makes
home brew this is sufficient grounds
for her fiance to commit breach of
Forgetting, perhaps, that when a
boy he capered as boys do stole a few
cherries and a watermelon now and
then, Craig Hoffman, irony old New
Jersey farmer fired on three boys in
his corn patch and killed one. Hoff
man is where he should be; in jail,
charged with first degree murder.
It appears that Russia and China
are to come to grips in war. With no
apparent respect for the Kellogg pact
which both belligerant nations sign
ed, we shall perhaps soon see what
effect the pact really has in outlaw
ing war between nations who have
The jazz distance racket has been
superceded by the rocking chair
marathon. Jazzing was hard on
corns and bunions, while rocking af
fects the eyes; one of the participants
was disqualified when he finally rock
ed himself to sleep.
Jan hospitality made a hit with
Graf Zeppelin passengers and crew.
The nation of little brown men knows
how to do things and is steadily out
growing oriental customs.
The Western Oregon and Washing
ton prune crop is not so heavy as
last year but the price of nine to
nine one-half cents per pound, will
make up for the shortage.
A fashion note says that men soon
will be wearing blue shoes. "Men"
is the word one of our editor friends
Sixtv-seven hours, forty-nine min
utes is the record from Tokio, Japan
to San Francisco, and the Oral Zep
pelin holds it.
That two-srun bandit who fell asleep
while holding up a crowd in a Chicago
cafe, must have had the dropsy.
TO SAVE THE OLYMPIA
(Walla Walla Union)
Whether Admiral Dewey's flagship
Olympia shall be preserved as a na
tional relic or sent to the scrap heap
is a question now agitating the Navy
Department and many citizens of the
country. The old vessel is no longer
of use for naval purposes and has
been out of commission since 1922.
Two proposals for preserving the
former flagship have been made, one
embodied in a bill introduced in con
gress providing for maintaining the
vessel as a memorial at Washington;
the other being from the chamber of
commerce of Olympia, Wash., for
which the ship was named, offering
to preserve it there The fate of the
Olympia will be decided by Congress.
Built in San Francisco and placed
in eommission on February 5, 1895,
the Olympia has seen service in many
parts of the world. From one of her
8-inch guns was fired the first shot
at the Battle of Manila on May 1,
1898, when Dewey destroyed the
Spanish fleet under Montejo. No
Americans were killed and only six
wounded, while the Spanish losses in
killed and wounded totalled 650 or
more. It is only fair to say that the
Spanish fleet was overwhelmingly
outclassed in the battle and fought
gamely in the face of certain defeat.
However, Dewey became through
this victory the outstanding hero of
the Spanish-American War, and his
sturdy little flagship is affectionately
regarded by the people of the United
States. The Olympia should be pre
served, and doubtless will be.
ACTORS ARE SERIOUS
(Oregon Labor Press)
Doubtless most persons think act
ing is not strenuous and movie actors
and actresses are envied by millions.
News from Hollywood, where a vir
tual strike condition exists in this
great industry, should dispel a lot of
the illusion. In making talking or
sound pictures men and women fre
quently work 10 or more hours under
blazing lights and in terrific heat. A
double shift is not uncommon. And
every now and then someone goes
down, under the strain. It will not be
easy, however, to dispel, the glamor
that has been woven over the movie
industry by hokum writers and beau
tiful dumb bells who have got rich
because they couldn't help it. Actors'
Equity is putting up a hard fight and
newspapers that would give page one
to a Hollywood divorce are silent
while the great struggle goes on.
21 Years Ago
Continental Oil Company
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Automobile Asscssories Tires
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Friday, September 4 1908
Harry McBride is sole proprietor of
the McBride livery and feed stable in
this city, having purchased Henry
Stamper's interest. In the deal, Mr.
Stamper assumes proprietorship of
the Weston livery stable. All ac
counts due the Athena end of the
business conducted by the firm in the
past, are payable to Mr. McBride.
The Taylor-LeGrow string of
horses that are to be worked in the
relay race at 'the Walla Walla fair
this year, was taken to that city
Tuesday where the fleet saddlers will
at once be put into training. The
owners of the horses have secured an
expert rider and expect to again win
the race this year.
The O. R. & N. company has a
force of men employed in digging a
channel across Main street in the
yards for the purpose of draining
water ( caused by freshets coming
from above town.
Miss Carrie Stone left the first of
the week for Thornton, Wash., where
she will teach school.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Rhodes, Mrs.
George Beadle and Mr. James Foss,
spent Sunday in Walla Walla.
Miss Glen Parkyn, of Lewiston,
Idaho, is a guest of her cousin, Miss
Eva Rider, having accompanied Mrs.
H. H. Hill home from Lewiston.
Dr. Heisley, the. osteopath, finds his
Weston practice increasing to the ex
tent that three days of each week are
entirely taken up with patients in
Attorney S. F. Wilson returned
Tuesday evening from his eastern
trip. He spent five days at his old
home in Burnsville, N. C, and put in
the time pleasantly.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Pinkerton and
son and daughter, went down to Hood
River Tuesday. They will be gone
a couple of weeks and will visit the
State fair at Salem.
The ladies of the C. W. B. M. met
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. David Taylor. The. officers for
the ensuing year were elected and
a short program was enjoyed by all.
Emil Blevins of Weston, has accept
ed a salesman position at Jarman's
store in this city. Mr. Blevins is a
Normal school graduate and comes
highly recommended to Mr. Jarman.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kirk and Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. DeFreece returned
Monday from a short outing trip.
They went to Wallowa Lake and had
the rare privilege of experiencing an
August snow storm.
A. G. Gilliland, telegraph operator
at the O. R. & N. depot, left this week
to take a similar position at Starbuck.
Mr. Mitchell fills the place made va
cant by Mr. Gilliland, whose mother
will follow him to Starbuck later.
Miss Velma Wilkenson was the
guest of Mrs. I. M. Kemp of Weston
Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Stone of Port
land, arrived in the city yesterday for
a short visit with relatives and
friends. The doctor and family have
been taking a three weeks' vacation
the most of the time having been
spent with relatives in Washington.
Bell & Gray
Always At Your Service
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80 acres bottom, fenced, no build
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Business building, ample living
quarters adjacent, all 750
600 turkeys at $2.00 each by the
Good home and 35 acres priced
320 acres best quality farm land.
B. B RICHARDS,
Successor to "Pink"
Third Street - - - - Athena
Who Wants an ImitationP
WOULD you call on your local mer
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We are represented in Athena by Penn Harris
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Reduction In Electric
The following reduction in Electric light rates will
be in effect on and after March 15, 1929:
First 30 KWH hours used, per month..10c per KWH
Excess over 30 KWH used, per month....3c per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 days
from date of bill. Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item.
First 100 KWH used per month. .10c per KWH
Next 200.... L 7c per KWH
Next 300. . 6c per KWH
Next 400 5c per KWH
Next 1000 ......4c per KWH
Excess over 2000.. . 3c per KWH
The above rates apply when bills are paid in full within 10 days
from date of bill. , Otherwise, the rate will be increased by 10 per
cent on each item.'
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